Shelly Oberoi is Delhis’ New Mayor

NEW DELHI: After three failed attempts Delhi got its new mayor, AAP candidate Dr Shelly Oberoi is elected as Delhi’s new mayor. The elections came after the Supreme Court ordered that nominated members will play no role in the voting process.

Oberoi received 150 votes as against BJP candidate Rekha Gupta’s 116. Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia congratulated Shelly Oberoi for winning the mayoral election, saying the “goons lost, the public won.”

“Many congratulations to all the workers on Aam Aadmi Party’s mayor in Municipal Corporation of Delhi and once again wholehearted gratitude to the people of Delhi,” he said in a tweet in Hindi. “Many many congratulations to the first Mayor @OberoiShelly of AAP.”

Oberoi will now preside over the rest of the polls, including that of the deputy mayor and six members of the powerful standing committee, in accordance with the top court’s Friday ruling.

With the election of the mayor, the office of the special officer has also come to an end. Special officer Ashwini Kumar held the powers of the deliberative wing between May 22, 2022, and February 22, 2023.

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